IZIP Bikes celebrates its 15 year anniversary this summer. Founded by Malcolm Currie, the company’s origins are rooted in the EV1 automobile, the first mass-produced electric car.
“Electric bikes and all the incredible opportunities they afford have always been near and dear to my heart,” explained Chief Commercial Officer, Larry Pizzi. “When I joined the IZIP team in 2002, I realized how fun, liberating and practical ebikes could be both as an environmentally-friendly transportation option and as a widely accessible form of cycling. Taking notes from Dr. Currie, we have continued to advocate for ebikes and modernized regulations by working with policy groups state to state so that the ebike market can continue to flourish. We’re proud to be a part of the ebike community, and can’t wait to see what the next 15 years looks like for IZIP.”
Building on its roots in ebikes, IZIP is expanding its collection with the addition of three acoustic (non-electric) bikes to its line this summer. They include:
- Alki 1 offering an upright riding position plus narrower tires and larger rims for efficient, longer-distance city riding and commuting. With step-over and step-thru options, this bike features a rack- and fender-ready aluminum frame and fork which makes it lightweight. Shimano EZ Fire Plus 7-speed trigger shifters offer 21 gears. Includes a comfort saddle, no slip pedals and comfort grips.
- Alki 2 offering an upright riding position with narrower tires and larger rims. The rack and fender-ready aluminum frame and fork are lightweight. The bike features a Shimano EZ Fire Plus 8-speed trigger shifter with 24 gears. Includes a comfort saddle, no slip pedals and comfort grips.
- IZIP Zest offering the traditional look of a double-diamond bike frame with step-over and step-thru versions. It features 27.5 x 1.95 tires, pedals with no-slip grip, fun graphics, and reflective details.
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